Business Networking Events in York

Networking is ideal for those looking to build business relationships with other like-minded professionals. Fees differ from event to event and vary in group sizes. 

Whatever kind of networking events you’re looking for, it’s key to find the right events for your business. As networking can be costly, it’s essential to seek out opportunities which are compatible with your business objectives and goals.

Below, you will find a list of York-based business networking events:


BNI is a weekly business referral organisation that helps to generate referrals for other BNI members. For more information about BNI click here.

Commerce Club

Taking place at Revolution on Coney Street in York, The Commerce Club is a free entry networking event that anyone is welcome to attend. Businesses that commonly attend are those from the financial, marketing, law, IT and media sectors. For more details about The Commerce Club, click here.

Connect over Coffee

Created to offer York businesses with a space to networking, source support and discuss and exchange ideas, Connect over Coffee takes place twice a month on a Wednesday morning, one meeting is in person whilst the second takes place online. To discover more details about Connect over Coffee, click here.

Enterprise Works

Aiming to drive social change through collaborative entrepreneurial activity, Enterprise Works brings together regional and local businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers and students to help organisations to grow. 

Enterprise Works runs monthly networking events at the renovated York Guildhall. To find out more about Enterprise Works, click here.

First Thursday

A simple, informal and friendly networking group, First Thursday is one of the biggest and well-attended events in York. The event takes place on the first Thursday of the month at Manahatta on Little Stonegate. First Thursday is free to attend, however, tickets need to be booked in advance. For more information about First Thursday and to book tickets, click here.

Give Back Works

A relaxed and regular event, Give Back Works provides networking and training to business owners of all shapes and sizes. The events attract a mix of businesses including national corporates, sole-traders and local independent businesses. For more details on Give Back Works, click here.

Network B2B

Network B2B is a networking group which operates in different locations across the UK. The group helps to build contacts and relationships and to gain introductions and referrals. There are three groups in the York area, to find out more about Network B2B, click here.

York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Supporting and representing businesses across North Yorkshire, the Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit organisation. The chamber provides specialist services to businesses, to that business owners and senior management teams can support business growth. To discover more about the York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, click here.

Women in Tech

A community of like-minded people studying, working or interested in technology. The monthly Women in Tech event is to share knowledge and interests. To find out more about Women in Tech, click here.

York Business Network

A structured lunchtime networking group, York Business Network is a monthly event at the Novotel in York. There is a seating plan at each event which ensures a good selection of businesses at each table. Membership is corporate and by invitation and only 4 to 5 members in each business category. For more information about York Business Network, click here.

York Creatives

York Creatives is a grassroots collective which supports local creatives. The collective hosts creative drinks on the first Friday of every month at Spark: York which provides creative professionals with the chance to network with others within their community. To find out more about Yorks Creatives, click here.

York Professionals

A dynamic members’ organisation, York Professionals put business owners in direct contact with the individuals and companies that they need. The group makes it easier for business leaders to communicate with York’s vibrant business community, through both business and networking events. To discover more about York Professionals, click here.

York Trusted Professionals

A business referral network, York Trusted Professional meets fortnightly and pro-actively looks for work for those in the group.

Meetings take place before normal office hours at the Novotel in York. They follow a structured agenda which is proven to help its members to win business. To find out more about York Trusted Professionals, click here.

Yorkshire Leading Ladies

Yorkshire Leading Ladies is a business networking group run by women for women. The group supports women to expand their businesses, make links and learn new skills. Networking takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Regen Centre. To discover more details about Yorkshire Leading Ladies, click here.

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